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From: the Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary, a free KJV Bible download.

Hebrew Strong's Number: 3577
from (kazab); falsehood; literal (untruth) or
figurative (idol) :- deceitful, false, leasing, + liar, lie, lying.

4:2 (KJV)
O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how longwill ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

5:6 (KJV)
Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

Greek Strong's Number: 3149
from the base of (massaomai); a (properly a female breast)

Luke 11:27-28 (KJV)
And it came to pass, as he spake, a certain woman of the company said unto Jesus, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps (properly female breast) which thou hast sucked…

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The LORD is my Shepherd. I shall not want for He lay me down in green pastures. The grass is not greener on the other side.

Though I walk under the shadow of death He prepares meals for me in the midst of my enemies. His rod and His staff comfort me and protect me. Thank you LORD.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Jonah Does Not Really Take a Detour!

Jonah Does Not Really Take a Detour!
Which Way Is Up…
I'm starting to sound like one of our old Presidents. He used to say when people kept bringing up the same old topic with a smile on his face, and with I don't consider myself on par with President Ronald Reagan. He was known as the great communicator. However, I do find myself saying, "Well, here I go again."

Oh by the way that was the President's  reply every time the reporters asked him if he died his hair.  He was about 70 years old at the time and the reporters could not figure out if the President died his hair. I can understand their confusion. Every President hair turns gray during his term. President Obama hair is turning gray and he is forty something! I was expecting his hair to turn to gray also so I was not disappointed.

I have not heard Jonah's experience explained quite this way before. What makes him unique is that he does not want to do the job, he has attitude problems, he does not want to cooperate, he try's to avoid the job, he argues with God, he is a fuss pot, he is set upon doing things his way, and he is certainly against saving his enemy's. That was God used him. That is what made him uniquely qualified for this particular task! God needed person like that. He could say God made me do it and every one would believe him.

Jonah is a chosen vessel of God, commissioned to go to Ninevah to preach the message of repentance unto salvation for God wanted to save these people. However Jonah had a personal problem with this idea. He did not want God to save these people. These people were enemies of Israel and he wanted God to destroy them not save them. He did not want these people to be his people. So when God instructed him about the task he was to perform he thought he could shuck his responsibility by getting out of town heading in the wrong direction.

One thing we have to keep in mind is that no one is one of God's people except by His grace. Paul finally understood this after his conversion to Christianity. He said that not even all of Israel were God's people. It took an act of God called election to save those who were.

Before Jesus came, died and rose again, they were the ones who believed in the promise of the soon coming Messiah. After Jesus came, ascended to sit at the right hand of the Father, and sent the Holy Spirit they are the ones who believe He is the son of God, God who came in the flesh and the soon returning Messiah.

It is interesting how God works. What really took place here is exactly what God planned from the beginning. For he had a few other things Jonah had to do before he got to Ninevah.  Keep in mind that people will say things that do not reflect the reality of the situation. You can sit there and complain about what God is doing or going to with you, and it does not alter the circumstances one iota because God has a purpose to fulfill.

It seems like some people can adjust their attitude and just go with the flow. Some go kicking and screaming. Some just fuss the whole time. I guess whatever works for you. So OK, Jonah fusses but Jonah was still going. Some think that Jonah took off in the wrong direction. I beg to differ. God purpose for Jonah had a few other details to take care of before Jonah would arrive in Ninevah.

So Jonah, perhaps thinking he is getting away from God or perhaps not. Perhaps he feels something about this trip that compels him to go this way. He heads down to Joppa and ends up on a boat with a crew headed for Tarshish. Again, this is not only where he is supposed to be, but the boat was to take him to the transfer point of the other vehicle that would take him the rest of the way to the final destination God had in mind for Jonah, Ninevah.

God does not always send his people on a bee line to their destination. It took them 40 years to get out of the wilderness. They had to cross the Jordan River on dry land too which reminded them about the Red Sea and what happened to all the dissenters. They thought twice, thrice about being rebellious that time, "Well, here we go again!"

God has reasons for Jonah being on that boat one, to let him know that God was with him. Like Jesus on the boat during a great storm Jonah is fast asleep below with not a care in the world. He had the peace that passes understanding down in his heart, of God, was upon him. He had a beautiful rest in the arms of the LORD before it was time to transfer to the other mode of transportation. They were almost at the transfer point. That is why he had to go that route.

A mighty storm signaled its soon arrival. Somehow Jonah new and he was ready to go. The other boatmen were moved to go and wake Jonah. Everybody was praying to their god. They wanted Jonah to pray to his. Jonah got up, went above deck, and prayed. He told them to throw him over board and everything would be alright. They actually did it and it everything was okay again. At the end I will my Jonah testimony but everything was not alright where I came from. Did God have a make a way of escape for Jonah he wasn't aware of and could not find out in Nineveh? Were they planning his death. The KJV says they killed the prophets all the day long. What a mighty God he serves. Jonah by faith was transferred to the other mode of transportation which turned out to be a huge fish.

Can you imagine the fear of Jonah's God that came upon the crew as they witnessed all this? They knew he was a Hebrew. Wherever they went stories of Jehovah had preceded them from their time of deliverance from Pharaoh of Egypt after 430 years along with other Africans and before then. Often times their enemy's were sore afraid of their God yet still fought against Gods people and lost.

Some people don't respect the control of mankind the power of God has either because of their ignorance or incapability. Now that the transfer was complete Jonah left behind witnesses of Gods power. They witnessed Jonah being swallowed by a great fish. Jonah could now complete his trip to Nineveh. The ground floor had been laid. All the pieces would come together in the minds of the people over the years.

There would be more talk about the God of the Hebrews. I can hear them saying, Oh yea, I heard these boatmen saw Jonah swallowed by a great fish. Somebody else said he ended up in Ninevah. Yakkity yack, Yada, Yada, and so on and so on.

This fish had been predestined and prepared to receive Jonah at this particular time and place, in these particular waters and to deliver him safely to Nineveh in three and night days specifically. Jesus was to use this as an analogy to His like manner of being three days in the earth after He hung Himself on the cross at Calvary.

After being in the belly of this great fish for three days and nights what affect do you think that had on Jonah who had attitude problems to begin with? What affect do you think it had on the clothes he was wearing? What about his hair, his body odor, his walk, his talk? No wonder they repented when they saw and heard the likes of Him. Look what God did to His own prophet! To this fuss pot!

The silence is killing me that which is not written. It does not say that Jonah suddenly had a change of heart. On the contrary God had to deal with him under a tree where he was still fussing with God and resting. God caused it to wither to illustrate to Jonah His point in saving Nineveh God was still trying to get Jonah to get it, God's program. But he was the man for the job anyway. Nineveh got it. And that was what God purposed to accomplish.

Jonah was already in the kingdom. God wanted to bring some more in. Kingdom people have issues like everyone else, but maybe a little different. We love God. And like any father he deals with the issues. Being the heavenly Father He does it right every time. Some call that fellowship with God.

So perhaps not only did Jonah do the work of the LORD he got his needs met as well. Imagine the testimony he alone had. The experience unlike anything else he could have even imagined. The memories (if he recovered) he could recall and relive. Jonah, with a bad attitude was used mightily of God. And I don't know if his attitude ever changed.

It did not matter then. Besides as a child of God you can have a bad attitude, cry, fuss, etc. and still feel the presence of the LORD and be joyful in your heart. Your outward appearance at the time may be necessary to get the job done. I decided not give my testimony after edit this writing. God said enough to me.

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I am a Community Chaplain (Helps Ministry) in Jackson, MS. I enjoy meeting new people and forming relationships which is ministry. I enjoy Public Preaching, writing about the Bible, discussing the Bible and most any contemporary topic. 

Winston, a graduate of Bay Cities Bible Institute, Communications major at Kaplan Online University 3.9 GPA was asked, “What did it take to become the type of writer you are? He replied he had to leave mother, father, and sister, etc. After believing Malachi and Paul, Winston figured, “Why not try all of Gods word the same way?” and the word of God hasn't failed him yet. He completed Clinical Pastoral Education (C.P.E.) now a Chaplain, and has been a Systems Programming Analyst, and traveled across the country job related and he even went on a tour of the White House. His life testimony also includes his journey from a large family with all needs met but not many wants. He also began a trek in ministry traveling across the country with his second wife. Then he continued with a trek through homelessness, shelters, and transitional homes. During his homeless trek he carried in his backpack a laptop he purchased and he began to learn how to write. After going through all the trials and tribulations associated with that life style he prayed, “LORD if you ever have me write another book please give me a roof over my head.” Well, he did and he’s completed a total of twenty-one books.